Library Support During COVID-19 Outbreak

The situation related to COVID-19 in the Province is changing rapidly. Campus libraries will be closed to in-person services as of March 20, 2020, at 5 pm. Online services remain available.

Faculty should get in touch with their liaison librarian for one-on-one support. Librarians can assist faculty and instructors to integrate library and research resources into Moodle courses. Copyright questions can be directed to the Copyright Officer. The Library is keen to support faculty and staff as they move to online teaching and learning.

Access resources from home:

Borrowing Information & In-Person Services

  • Reference services will be provided online 10 – 4 pm through AskAway. Students and faculty can also contact their liaison librarian by e-mail.
  • Librarians are offering research workshops and assistance online.
  • Fine accruals will be waived going forward
  • Items currently out on loan will have due dates extended. Materials on loan will be extended for 30 days. Items can be returned to book drops on each campus if you need to return items.
  • Interlibrary loan requests for articles will be accepted but some libraries may be unable to provide lending services.
  • Scan and deliver is a new pilot service that is available to faculty and instructors.
  • The new Talis Aspire online course reading list management system is now available. Contact the Library to Learn more.
  • All campus Learning and Success Centres are closed for in-person appointments, but students can book appointments to meet with Kelowna Learning Centre Coordinators online.
  • Software typically provided on campus computer workstations is now available via Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Students can watch this how-to video for more information about how to log in to access software while learning remotely. The service allows students to access software listed in the general pool here. Contact the IT Helpdesk at 250-762-5445 ext. 4444 (toll-free: 1-866-839-4032) or email if you have any questions.

General information from Okanagan College

Information from the BC Centre for Disease Control

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